22-12-2023 Daily Predictions Gallagher Premiership Sale Sharks vs Saracens

Sale Sharks vs Saracens

The Sale Sharks welcome Saracens to the AJ Bell for this match in the Premiership. The home team are the early pace setters in the league although they lost their last match to Leinster in the Champions Cup. It remains to be seen if the decision to send a weakened team to Ireland was a good decision or not. Saracens beat Connacht last week with several first team players rested but will be concerned that they shipped 36 points in the match. The Sharks will be out for revenge after they were beaten by Saracens in the final last season.    


TIP: Both teams should be at full strength for this match with the obvious highlight being the battle between George Ford and Owen Farrell in the ten jerseys. The winner of the contest between the England teammates will go a long way to deciding whose team wins the match. Saracens must be prepared for a physical onslaught from a Sale side brimming with South African players. If they can withstand the early attacks, then they could cause an upset. The bookies have Sale Sharks as favorites but I’m tipping Saracens for the win. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 2.30, Gbets 2.30 and Hollywoodbets 2.28


Sale Sharks vs Saracens                

  • Saracens have won four of the last five matches between these teams.
  • The home team have won six of the last seven matches.

Latest results for both teams

Sale Sharks lost 37-27 to Leinster in the last match while Saracens beat Connacht 55-36 in their last match.


Sale have struggled on the road this season but have been brilliant at home in both the league and in the European competition. They seem to shift into another gear when playing at home with their physicality overpowering their opponents. Saracens will need the likes of Maro Itoje and Jamie George to really step up if they are to match them in the forwards. The defence of the rolling maul will be crucial to the visitors as the home side use it as a major attacking weapon. The experience of the Saracens team makes me predict an away win by 6 points.

Probable Starting XVs

Sale Sharks  

15 Joe Carpenter, 14 Tom Roebuck, 13 Sam James, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 Arron Reed, 10 George Ford, 9 Gus Warr, 8 Dan du Preez, 7 Ben Curry (captain), 6 Sam Dugdale, 5 Jonny Hill, 4 Ben Bamber, 3 Nick Schonert, 2 Tommy Taylor, 1 Si McIntyre


15 Alex Goode, 14 Alex Lewington, 13 Elliot Daly, 12 Nick Tompkins, 11 Sean Maitland, 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Ivan van Zyl, 8 Billy Vunipola, 7 Andy Christie, 6 Juan Martin Gonzalez, 5 Hugh Tizard, 4 Maro Itoje, 3 Alec Clarey, 2 Jamie George, 1 Mako Vunipola

Odds for this bet

The best odds on the Saracens victory are as follows:

Betway 2.30

Gbets 2.30

Hollywoodbets 2.28

Odds comparison on the Saracens handicap:

The complete odds on the Saracens handicap:

Betway 1.90 (+2.5)

Gbets 1.87 (+2.5)

Hollywoodbets 1.89 (+2.5)

Predictions and Odds in details

There are great odds on the Saracens upset win but if you looking for a safety bet, then we suggest the away team on the handicap. The best odds on this bet are as follows: Betway 1.90 (+2.5), Gbets 1.87 (+2.5) and Hollywoodbets 1.89 (+2.5)

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